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    '24' Renewed for 2 More Seasons

    Fox's unusually late renewal for the Emmy-winning thriller "24" will allow Jack Bauer to keep saving the day through the 2008-09 season, which will be the series' eighth.

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    Nielsen: DVRs Behind Viewer Drop

    Nielsen Media Research said Thursday that the impact of digital video recorders is a leading cause of why television viewing dropped precipitously this year.

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    16 Routines

    "16 Routines," presented by Padua Playwrights Productions at 2100 Square Feet, 5615 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles. Thurs.-Sun. 8 p.m. Apr. 6-May 5. $15. (323) 692-2652.

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    Curtain Closes On Costly "Capeman" Caper

    After 10 years of work, 59 previews, four directors, and umpteen bad notices, the Paul Simon musical, "The Capeman," has posted a closing notice. The show will leave the Marquis Theatre on March 28. The show's $11 million price tag makes it the most costly failure in Broadway

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    Cumming Going to Host 'Stars'

    Alan Cumming, who won a Tony as the Emcee in "Cabaret," has left that show but is still emceeing: he will host the first National Broadway Theatre Awards (NBTA) ceremony May 21, shortly after doing the same job for the Drama League and Lortel Awards [see above]. The NBTA ceremony ...

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    Oh, the Things We Do

    So this is me: an actor, living in a world supported by dreams that is hard to understand, harder to explain, and hardest—but far grander than all other options—to live in. It is a lifestyle fueled by the ridiculous. But for those of us in the know, it ...

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    Actors to Begin Contract Talks

    Hollywood's main actors' union said it would begin talks on a new labor contract with the studios on April 15, setting the scene for a cliffhanger that could once again paralyze the industry.

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    Into The Woods

    "Into the Woods," presented by Performance Riverside at Landis Auditorium, 4800 Magnolia Ave., Riverside. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Apr. 6-22. $17-25. (909) 222-8100.

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    Alba, Others Get Intimate with 'Guru'

    Jessica Alba, Romany Malco and Verne Troyer have signed on to join Mike Myers in Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment's "The Love Guru."

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    Mundane an issue as this is, when students arrive

    Mundane an issue as this is, when students arrive late to class or to a scene-partner rehearsal, it can demoralize others. James Tripp, head of acting at New York's Stella Adler Studio, expects students to be quiet and seated when he comes in. (Adler required proper dress and posture ...